Man dies in hospital after fishing boat capsizes in sea near harbour

The man was rushed to Galloway Community Hospital after the boat capsized.

Man dies in hospital after fishing boat capsizes off  Port William Harbour in Dumfries and Galloway

A man has died in hospital after a fishing boat capsized in a harbour in Dumfries and Galloway.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Port William Harbour, Newton Stewart around 4.30pm on Saturday.

A boat had gotten into difficulty in the water and had capsized.

A report is now due to be sent to the Procurator Fiscal to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a boat which got into difficulty and capsized near to Port William, Newton Stewart around 4.30pm on Saturday, November 19.

“A man was taken to Galloway Community Hospital where he died a short time later.

“Enquires are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”